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HBO has a critically acclaimed hit show on its hands with True Detective, starring  Matthew McConaughey  and  Woody Harrelson . The latest episode of the detective drama pulled in 2.6 million viewers on its first airing, an all-time high. 

 
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"While dramas on broadcast network often launch to high ratings, given their big platform and heavy publicity, and then ebb steadily downward, dramas that debut on cable networks like HBO often launch to modest numbers and then slowly gain viewers. At least, that’s what the successful ones do." read more: Entertainment Weekly
 



 

There's a really active thread about the show here on AVS, check it out  and join the discussion. I must admit that I don't have HBO so I have not seen the show yet, but I can't wait. Are you watching True Detective?

 
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"True Detective, which sparked heated bidding after it was taken out to the top cable networks earlier this month, is descried as an elevated serial narrative with multiple perspectives and time frames. It centers on two detectives, Rust Cohle (McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Harrelson), whose lives collide and entwine during a seventeen-year hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana. The investigation of a bizarre murder in 1995 is framed and interlaced with testimony from the detectives in 2012, when the case has been reopened. The concept is for the 8-episode first season to resolve the mystery at hand, with subsequent seasons using same structure but new characters and story." Posted on AVS Forum by Young C
 

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I like it. The exchanges/debates between those two are outstanding. Love the writing.
 
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This show is excellent as the writing, directing, and acting are all top notch. This show looks like it may fill the void (..for me anyway..) that existed with the end of "Breaking Bad". That 's another show where I think everything came together perfectly as far as the writing, directing, and acting all being at a very high level.
 

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Have you seen House of Cards? I like a lot of shows, but for me Cards is on another level as well.
 

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Outstanding show, 2 more episodes with these 2 actors then another season with a fresh crew..same story.. Breaking Bad with badges..
 

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This is one of the best shows in recent history. I was hooked from the first show - it took the first three before my wife agreed.
 
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I am enjoying the show very much and look forward to Sunday nights.  Is the show supposed to be only one season or are they planning to make more out of it?  I hope they keep Woody Harrelson and Matthew Mcconaughey because the cast was what made me anticipate the start of the show.
 

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I really like the opening credits & the music selected - inspired graphics.


Great drama for HBO. Puts "Game of Thrones" & similar goth fantasy BS to shame.
 

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Phenomenol show, very well written and thought out,
 
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Originally Posted by dislocatedday  /t/1519772/true-detective-ratings-keep-climbing#post_24414118


This show is excellent as the writing, directing, and acting are all top notch. This show looks like it may fill the void (..for me anyway..) that existed with the end of "Breaking Bad". That 's another show where I think everything came together perfectly as far as the writing, directing, and acting all being at a very high level.

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The last 15 minutes of episode 4 was some of the best TV I have seen in a long time.
 

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The show is getting deeper and darker. Last weeks' show was the best of the season. I wasn't overwhelmed with the first couple of episodes, but now it's a show I wouldn't miss. Matthew McConaughey is a great actor, but one strange dude!
 

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I have a new found respect for Matthew McConaughey for this as well as the Dallas Buyers Club.

He has become a fabulous actor.
You could add Killer Joe and potentially Mud to that list as well.
 
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